Langford, Berkshire Genealogy
Guide to Langford, Berkshire ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Poor Law Union||Faringdon|
|Parish registers: 1538|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1675|
|Probate Court||Court of the Peculiar of Langford; Court of the Peculiar of Banbury|
|Location of Archive|
|Berkshire Record Office|
Langford is an Ancient Parish partly in Berkshire and mostly in Oxfordshire.
Other places in the parish include: Little Faringdon, Little Farringdon, Radcutt, Radcot, Radcott, and Grafton. Genuki.org.uk has a more detailed description of this location.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Langford parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FS = FamilySearch - free|
|ANC = Ancestry - ($)|
|FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free|
|FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free|
|Langford Online Parish Records|
|FS Catalog PRs||
|FS Catalog BTs||
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
As this parish is mostly in Oxfordshire, the records are listed under that county in the FamilySearch Catalog.
- Primitive Methodist
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241200.
To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee or free.
- findmypast (fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk(fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk(fee-based) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a free based UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Berkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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